If another driver hit you head-on in Biloxi, you can likely gather evidence to prove their negligence and pursue a case for compensation. This action could allow you to recover a settlement or financial award for your accident-related expenses and intangible losses, as well as hold the at-fault motorist accountable.
A Biloxi head-on collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will offer to represent you if we believe we can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable based on your accident case’s specific details. To learn more, contact the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport today for a complimentary case review of your accident. You can reach a team member now by calling (228) 357-9621.
Head-On Collisions Might Involve Additional Factors
While it is possible that a Harrison County head-on accident occurred as a result of a driver’s mistake behind the wheel, there often are additional factors involved. These could include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
Because of modern traffic laws, signals, signage, and other efforts, head-on collisions can only occur in a few ways. The careless or reckless acts that can lead to this type of impact include:
- Driving the wrong way on a one-way surface street
- Crossing over the center line on a county road or highway
- Getting on an entrance or exit ramp going the wrong direction on a divided roadway, such as an interstate
- Crossing over the median on a divided roadway
- Attempting to overtake another vehicle on a two-lane road when it is unsafe to do so
In any of these situations, the Mississippi Civil Code allows accident victims to hold the at-fault motorist responsible for the resulting collision and injuries. This responsibility requires proving that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. The necessary factors in establishing negligence include:
- The driver had specific traffic laws to follow or actions to take.
- The driver violated the law or failed to take careful, safe action.
- The driver’s violation or failure caused the head-on collision to occur.
- You have financial losses as a result of your accident injuries and losses.
If we believe we can help you, the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport can go to work quickly to gather evidence to support your claim. Contact us today to learn if you may qualify.
For a free legal consultation with a Head-On Collisions lawyer serving Biloxi, call 800-537-8185
Morris Bart, LTD Has 16 Offices to Serve Clients Across the Gulf South
A Biloxi head-on collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may offer to file your insurance claim or take your case to court if we believe we can secure a payout for you. Our car accident trial lawyers know how to navigate the insurance process, including documenting your recoverable damages. We will negotiate with the insurer and seek a just settlement based on your actual losses.
If a settlement is not possible because the insurance company or liable party will not accept responsibility, we will continue to court. One of our trial attorneys will represent you in court and seek a verdict and award from the judge and jury.
We handle this entire process based on contingent fees. We do not ask you for any fees upfront. We only receive payment for our services from the compensation we recover, never directly from our clients. To learn more about how this works, contact a team member at the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport at (228) 357-9621.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 offices to serve injured accident victims throughout the Gulf South. In addition to Gulfport and Biloxi, we provide services based on contingency to qualifying accident victims anywhere in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas.
Recovering Damages After a Head-On Collision in Biloxi
Whether we negotiate a settlement agreement with the at-fault driver’s insurer or present our argument for financial recovery in court, the compensation our clients may recover depends greatly on the specific details of their accident case. We document their accident-related damages, including:
- Economic expenses
- Financial losses
- Intangible losses
- Likely future expenses
- Ongoing costs
Using this information, we can value the case and seek compensation based on that value. Recoverable compensation could include damages such as:
- Injury treatment and any future related expenses
- Current lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of services
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Other non-economic damages.
Our team also takes on wrongful death actions for those who lost a member of their immediate family due to their accident injuries and meet the legal standard to hold the at-fault motorist responsible.
Time Limits on Mississippi Traffic Accident Cases
Per Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49, victims of head-on collisions in Biloxi usually only have three years to build a case, attempt an out-of-court settlement, and determine that a civil lawsuit is necessary. If we do not file the paperwork to begin a personal injury civil suit before time runs out, we cannot later. Our client will lose the right to take the case to court if we miss the deadline set by a statute of limitations.
If necessary, a trial lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can file paperwork to bring a civil case against the driver who caused your accident. If the case goes to trial, we will present the evidence we gathered and the documentation of your damages. Then, we will ask the court to award you just compensation.
Talk to a Team Member from Morris Bart, LTD Today
If your case has the elements necessary to prove the at-fault driver is accountable, a Biloxi head-on collisions lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will likely offer to handle your insurance claim for you. You can learn if you qualify by contacting a representative of the Morris Bart law firm for a complimentary case evaluation at (228) 357-9621.
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